WWE's Hall Of Fame Class for 2019 is now complete with Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake being announced as the final inductee.
The coming together of WWE's Hall Of Fame class has felt a little different this year. For starters, the announcements seemed to take a lot longer to get going than usual. The makeup of the class so far is a little different too. Most years there is normally only one tag team whereas this year, there are two and also a faction. There will also be three wrestlers becoming two time Hall Of Famers. Booker T, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels.
With just six days to go until the induction ceremony, the 2019 class is now complete. On Monday the final inductee was revealed. Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake. WWE broke the news that Beefcake will be enshrined in the HOF and also that he will be the last name to go in this year, meaning rumors that Taz and Bam Bam Bigelow will also become HOFers are unfortunately unfounded.
Beefcake has quite the history in the wrestling business, most of which was with WWE and then WCW in later years. The soon-to-be HOFer signed with WWE in 1984 and would remain under the guise of Vince McMahon for almost a decade. He competed on the first five WrestleManias and would adopt his famous Barber moniker and iconic shears in 1987.
In 1990, Beefcake's wrestling career was briefly derailed thanks to a horrific parasailing accident. After being hit in the face full force by the knees of someone who was parasailing, Beefcake's entire face had to be surgically rebuilt. He would return to WWE in 1991 where he would debut his Barbershop segment. Two years after that, he made a miraculous return to in-ring competition alongside his good friend Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania IX.
Speaking of Hogan, it'll be interesting to see who inducts Beefcake into the HOF this Saturday. While he and The Hulkster were good friends for years, they haven't seen eye to eye more recently. It would be great to see the two bury the hatchet for a night like this. We will find out if that can be done in just six days time.